Books With The Tag: #babys first

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Todays #boardbooks are babys first Colors & babys first 123 from DK Books Canada.  This brightly coloured duo with raised textures and a mix of photographic and illustrative elements are ideally designed for baby & toddlers developing sight and touch.  High contrast and lively (we do love a good rainbow here at the blog) they are a great “grow with me” addition to your library and sweet to add to a shower gift too!  DK makes sturdy, quality books to last and these are no exception.  They are ready to endure years of little hands!

Recommended newborn +up.



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April is here and that means it’s Baby Shower Season - and although this season can technically be any time of year, there is a burst of it in Spring time!  So April’s theme will be baby’s first library, those special board books that make great shower gifts to treasure & enjoy with your precious new small!

I’ve paired up with the wonderful DK Canada to spend this first week showing you each of the books in their “my first” series.  Bright, high contrast imagery and simple, educational themes make these books great firsts for your smalls.

Tune in at the end of the week for your chance to win every book in the series!  That’s right, every book you see in the first photo could be yours!

First up today is My First Pets, a colourful tour of the many kinds of pets you can have.  Bonus blog call-out for including birds, which are often skipped!  (We are a parakeet house!)  Names, babies and basic anatomy are all included in the page spreads here so these books can grow with your baby right into toddlerhood!
Recommended newborn + up!



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Today’s books are about Sophie the Giraffe, the wildly popular teething toy that originated 55 years ago in France!  Published by DK Canada these fun and colourful board books feature the loveable Sophie and her friends in many peekaboo and first word adventures.  

Today is Sophie’s birthday and DK Canada has kindly sponsored an exciting giveaway with me.  Visit me on twitter or facebook to participate (May 25th, 2016) 

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Sophie’s First Big Word Book is a tall, colourful word book with collections of themed words and a fun question from Sophie to encourage pointing and choosing.  Recommended 2+.

Sophie’s Pop-Up Peekaboo is a lush, lap-size board book with surprise lift-the-flaps that have beautiful pop-up elements.  Perfect for toddlers!  Recommended 2+.

Sophie’s Peekaboo abc is a simple alphabet book with small flaps and touch & feel elements great for little learning hands! Recommended 18 mos+.

Sophie’s Colors is a small, square, thickly paged book with a lift to reveal page flap for each page throughout.  Excellent for babies on their way to being toddlers!  Recommended 12 mos+.

Sophie’s Pull the Tab Play Book is an exciting peekaboo picnic adventure with large, easy-to-pull tabs that reveal hidden characters and elements in the story.  My small protagonist LOVES giant pull tabs!  Recommend 12 mos+.

Sophie is a great, gender-neutral baby toy and the books are simple, colourful and fun.  Excellent first books for babies and they make a beautiful set for gifting.  

Thanks DK Canada for providing these sweet board books for review and for sponsoring Small Protagonist’s first book giveaway!

Check out DK Canada’s Sophie Boutique here –> http://www.dk.com/ca/explore/childrens/celebrating-sophie-la-girafe/

Happy Birthday Sophie!  We love you!